Spiritually Sparkled

When we started on this Spiritually Sparkled journey, we had no real plan other than showing up for our community—the Bronx. We looked around and saw that our people were looking for something that would feed their spirits. As a Bronx-born Afro-Latina, mother and entrepreneur, I knew we deserved more and better. We deserved a place where no matter your religion, your practices or beliefs, you could show up as you; a place where all genders, identities, races and ages were welcome.

We knew we wanted to assist others through their wellness journeys. We knew that our hearts, minds and spirits matter. We knew that through practices like yoga, meditation, reiki and educating our community, we could help like minded individuals connect, build community, and maybe build their own sub communities.

We knew that through providing a safe space close to home and using different sources that everyone could learn from we could bring the community closer to freedom, to love, to an openness that could help us all shift through trauma, through grief, and through the energies all sitting within us. We knew our co creating spaces, the utilization of practices and new age techniques, workshops and various programming would help to foster an intimate environment that would help break the stigmas of self exploration and spirituality.

And now, with COVID creating a new terrain for all small business owners, we know we need your help. We need your help to keep this energy that we’ve helped to create in the Bronx alive and flourishing. We’ve been hit hard by this pandemic. With the COVID pandemic shutting down our normal way of life as small business owners, entrepreneurs, and online businesses.  We have been in the shadows from every resource the City has put in place as relief and have not been pardoned on any contracts or expenses related to our business. To weather the economic downturn we want to raise awareness and funding to continue to support our community with a space and to support online businesses and educate the community through wellness services.

With your support, we want to be able to bring Spiritually Sparkled to masses in a new way. We want to continue to bring you the classes and programs you enjoy: financial literacy, business management, writing workshops, children’s fitness programs, art classes and healing circles. We want to continue to open our community library and entrepreneurial vectors to the community. We want to continue to provide a safe space for all those who have entered our doors, who meet us for the first time digitally, and for those who will enter our doors for the first time after this is over.

How you're helping...

Our zip code alone has over 100,000 residents who are under served and don't have a safe eclectic space to transition to their better selves. Our space has become a home for many in the Bronx and the greater NYC area.  Being a Bronx native and woman owned, self funded business  I know what it is to be overlooked whilst advocating community efforts. My purpose and mission is to bring attention to the community who is often forgotten. All proceeds will go to the expenses that were catapulted due to COVID and reconstructing and remodeling the space to continue our programs safely and adding additional services for the community. 

The funding will help us maintain in good standing with our business contracts so that we may open our doors when the time comes and to reconstruct and rebuild our space to make it a safe space and adhere to all the new city guidelines alongside programs for our digital audience and our new app that is designed to help small businesses and those who are working from home. We know what a difficult time this is for everyone and we understand that there are many individuals and organizations in need.  If you’re in a position to support us thank you immensely. 

Check out our community feedback ,our website  and our social media pages

Donations

  • GoFundMe.org 
    • $500 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 18 d
  • Michelle Akers 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Geniva Cora  
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Raygrid Calderon 
Organizer
Bronx, NY
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